What Is Office 365 Business Premium?
Microsoft 365 for business brings together all the essential productivity and security tools a new or growing business needs. With a powerhouse of familiar apps, baked-in security, and world-class support, businesses can’t go wrong.
But it can be difficult to know what tier of service is right for your situation and how to integrate existing applications. This is where SBT Partners applies Microsoft Gold Certification expertise to make sure your business has what it needs to grow and thrive.
This blog will take a closer look at Microsoft Business 365 Premium, the highest level for small businesses with 300 seats or less, how it works, what it does, how a managed services provider like SBT provides value, and why it makes sense for most modern businesses.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs. Premium
Business premium is the most feature-rich Microsoft license and is suitable for businesses of any size and in any industry under 300 seats. It starts with all the latest versions of Business Standard:
- Web and mobile device versions of Office applications
- Full Outlook email and calendars
- Secure document sharing through SharePoint and OneDrive
- 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage
- Host online meetings (for up to 300 users) with Microsoft Teams
- Access to desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft’s proven suite of business productivity tools, including:
- Publisher (PC only)
- Access (PC only)
The key difference between Standard and Premium is the security upgrade of Microsoft Defender for Business, a unified defense suite that coordinates the detection, prevention, investigation, and remediation of security breaches. Defender for Office 365 integrates security into every corner of a business network and, when fully updated, provides layered security and advanced threat protection against the latest cyberattacks.
The Office 365 Premium User Guide
Built With Security in Mind
Microsoft 365 is backed by the expertise of the largest business application developer in the world. This means that not only is security a priority, but it also evolves to meet industry standards. 365 is fully compliant with over 50 global, U.S. government, industry, and regional cybersecurity certifications. One of the key security features is data redundancy. Geographically distributed data centers mean any cloud-based data is protected from natural disasters, environmental threats, or unauthorized physical access.
Simple To Manage
Remote work is the new normal, and Microsoft makes working from anywhere easy. Privacy controls allow any business to fully control who has access to any network. This kind of visibility is critical for businesses that operate a fully remote or hybrid office that doesn’t adhere to regular business hours. Microsoft 365 provides customizable password policies that require users to reset passwords after a number of days. Premium users can apply security policies to help protect work data on company-owned and employee devices. When a user leaves the company or if a device is reported as stolen, Premium users can remotely wipe data using Selective Wipe.
Another important tool in the WFH arsenal is Microsoft Exchange. With the ability to share calendars and contacts across an organization, no user is left behind. With at least 50 GB of mailbox storage, Exchange is secure, reliable, and fully compatible with Microsoft Office’s range of business tools.
Downtime is expensive for any business, but with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, Microsoft virtually guarantees full functionality. If something does go down, not only do users have the expertise and responsiveness of SBT partners on their side, but Microsoft Support is always available to help with call and chat functionality.
Getting Started With Microsoft 365 Is Simple With SBT Partners
When your business needs cutting-edge functionality, cybersecurity that locks down your data and responds to the latest risks, and the ability to support a remote workforce, SBT Partners has your back.
We work with you to find the right business solution. While some businesses can get by with standard Microsoft 365, most will opt for the better security and high-level functions of Business Premium. We find the best fit.
Our Microsoft Gold Certification Means You Get the Best Setup and Service
At SBT, Microsoft products are at the core of our business. They are versatile and reliable, and they are a crucial element of a modern workplace. Our status as a Microsoft Gold Partner is something we don’t take for granted. It’s proof that our dedication to delivering the best possible technology products coupled with proactive client services is a combination that brings the most value to our partners.
Through this certification, we are among the first MSP Microsoft vendors to know of upcoming changes and new products. Through a vast network of Microsoft professionals we:
Solve any issue you have, from integrating legacy programs to managing large numbers of remote employees.
Seamlessly combine your Microsoft Business Premium accounts with existing CMS systems.
Plan through any future business issue, manage growth, and integrate diverse company systems as the result of mergers and acquisitions.
Develop a unique, Microsoft-based system that brings you the best business tools possible.
Ongoing Support Means We Maximize Your Uptime
We follow up professional development with a help desk system that is designed to solve issues proactively. A large part of this functionality comes from the stability and flexibility that Microsoft 365 Business Premium provides. We understand how it works, and we make sure it always works for you.
A Focus on Cybersecurity Means You Stay Secure and Compliant
The greatest threat to any modern business is the loss of sensitive data through cybercrime. Cybersecurity is built into Microsoft products. With the backing of a global business tool provider, you always have the latest defense against hackers and ransomware attacks.
Microsoft 365 Is a Major Component of a Modern Workplace
Modern workplaces are agile, secure, and able to communicate and collaborate anywhere and at any time. Our goal is to allow our clients the ability to refocus on their business and gain certainty in the fact that leveraging Microsoft 365 Business Premium will provide a competitive technology advantage.
If you have any questions about Microsoft Business Premium features and how it will benefit your business, reach out to SBT and talk with our experts.